Freshman: Will I get in?

Freshman Admission Requirements

When to apply: Apply Now! The Fall admission application priority date is March 1. We will continue to review applications after the priority date.

Guaranteed admission requirements

You are guaranteed admission to UNT if you:

  • Rank in the top 10% of your high school class
  • Rank in the next 15% and have a minimum 1030 SAT or 20 ACT
  • Rank in the 2nd quarter and have a minimum 1130 SAT or 23 ACT
  • Rank in the 3rd quarter and have a minimum 1250 SAT or 26 ACT
  • Are a registered participant in UNT's Eagle Advantage program
  • Have a cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher

Individual review of application

UNT admission decisions for the fall semester begin the first week of July, and for spring begin the first week of January. Students who do not meet the published admission standards will be evaluated through an individual review process and may experience a longer wait time for an admission decision. Admissions will reach out to you if we need further documentation to render a decision.

Test scores — SAT or ACT

If you have taken the SAT or ACT, we can also accept a PDF of the score report directly from your high school counselor or registrar official email.

Students may be admitted as test optional depending on their GPA.

In addition, state law TEC 51.803-51.809, Uniform Admissions Policy (UAP) requires applicants to four-year public universities to meet college readiness standards through completion of a high school graduation program or equivalent or through SAT or ACT score benchmarks. If you attend an out-of-state high school, you are exempt from the UAP.

Students must meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible for consideration for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution:

  • Successfully complete the Foundation (HB5), Foundation with Endorsements (HB5), Distinguished Achievement (HB5), Minimum (UAP), Recommended (UAP) or Distinguished (UAP) high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them;
  • or

  • Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent* in content and rigor to the Foundation, Foundation with Endorsements, Distinguished Achievement, Minimum (UAP), Recommended or Advanced (Distinguished Achievement) high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs;
  • or

    *Equivalencies must be documented by the student’s high school.

  • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment
    • SAT - 1500 out of 2400 (for tests prior to March 2016) or 1090 out of 1600 (for tests March 2016 to present)
    • ACT - 18 English, 22 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 23 Science

If you meet the state requirements for SAT/ACT score or curriculum listed above but don’t meet UNT’s admission requirements, Admissions will review your application individually.

Submitting transcripts

If you’re having difficulty obtaining official documents, please reach out to us at undergrad@unt.edu for assistance.

Additional information for non-traditional applicants

Early College High School (ECHS)

Early College High School Students will be evaluated based on freshman admissions requirements. College GPA may also be considered in the case of an individual review.

Homeschooled Students

UNT recognizes home school programs and works with homeschooled students in their admission to the university. Homeschooled students should follow the steps of the freshman application process and submit their online application as well as official homeschool transcript. SAT and ACT scores are encouraged but optional.

In addition, homeschooled students must take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment prior to registering for courses. The TSI Assessment cannot be used in admissions decisions at UNT but is necessary for adequate preregistration advising. For more information on the TSI Assessment, please visit UNT Learning Center's TSI web page or call 940-369-7006.

Early Admission

On an individual basis, UNT may admit high school students to the freshman class after completion of the junior year of high school. To be considered, students must:

  1. be ranked in the top quarter of their class;
  2. have a strong B average;
  3. have completed 3 units of English and 3 units each of solid mathematics, social science and natural science;
  4. present minimum combined SAT (combined critical reading/verbal + math) score of 1180 or ACT composite of 26;
  5. submit letters from high school counselor or principal recommending early admission;
  6. submit a letter from parents or guardians stating they approve of early admission; and
  7. arrange an interview in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Under this program, high school seniors may be enrolled concurrently at UNT through coordination with the UNT Director of Admissions and the high school.